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Prisoner charged with assaulting officer

On Sept. 11, Vermont State Police Det. Sgt. J.R. Underhill formally charged state inmate Macklin Wayne Finley, age 31, with one count of assault on a correctional officer. The alleged assault occured Sept. 7 at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington.

Finley allegedly failed to comply with verbal directives and became combative and assaultive towards corrections staff. Correctional Officer Mary L. Humphrey sustained an injury to her shoulder as a result of Finley's actions.

Inmate Finley has been issued court citation to appear before a judicial officer on Oct. 27 to answer to the charge of assault on a correctional officer.

A person convicted of a simple or aggravated assault against an employee of the department of corrections whose official duties or job classification includes the supervision or monitoring of a person on parole, probation, or serving any sentence of incarceration whether inside or outside a correctional facility, and who was performing a lawful duty, in addition to any other penalties imposed under sections 1023 and 1024 of Title 13, shall: For the first offense, be imprisoned not more than one year; and for the second offense and subsequent offenses, be imprisoned not more than ten years.

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